apt-get upgrade problem

Vram lamsokvr at xprt.net
Mon Oct 24 20:56:10 UTC 2005

On Mon, 2005-10-24 at 16:38 -0400, Stephen R Laniel wrote:
> On Mon, Oct 24, 2005 at 01:32:11PM -0700, Vram wrote:
> > How do I fix all these packages being kept back???
> Ordinarily Ubuntu keeps packages back because upgrading them
> would require installing new packages or deleting old ones.
> See what happens if you do
> sudo apt-get install [package]
> where [package] is one of the packages that Ubuntu said it
> was holding back.

root at Aether:/home/vram # apt-get install ntp
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree... Done
Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have
requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable
distribution that some required packages have not yet been created
or been moved out of Incoming.

Since you only requested a single operation it is extremely likely that
the package is simply not installable and a bug report against
that package should be filed.
The following information may help to resolve the situation:

The following packages have unmet dependencies:
  ntp: Depends: libc6 (>= 2.3.2.ds1-21) but 2.3.2.ds1-20ubuntu13 is to
be installed
E: Broken packages

> I *believe* that
> sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
> will also upgrade all the packages that have been held back.
> Though be careful, because sometimes it may delete packages
> that you actually want.

root at Aether:/home/vram # apt-get dist-upgrade
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree... Done
Calculating upgrade... Done
The following packages have been kept back:
  apache2 apache2-common apache2-mpm-worker apache2-utils bsdutils cpio
dia-libs ethereal ethereal-common irb1.8 libapr0
  libasn1-6-heimdal libgadu3 libgssapi1-heimdal libkrb5-17-heimdal
libkrb53 libmysqlclient12 libpcre3 libreadline-ruby1.8
  libruby1.8 libsensors3 libxft1 libxine1 lm-sensors mount ntp ntpdate
python2.3 python2.3-examples python2.3-tk ruby1.8
  sensord spamc sudo tcpdump util-linux x-window-system-core
xserver-xfree86 zlib1g
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 39 not upgraded.

Thanks for the feed back!!!


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